This initiative is in honor of the matriarch of the Lewis family, Jeanette B. Lewis, who dedicated her entire life to the care of children, always surrounded by children; loving, teaching, or mothering. As a teacher to pre-schoolers and kindergarteners, her classrooms were more like being part of a big family than a classroom. No one got bullied, and everyone felt belonged. Experienced at both loving and mothering, Teacher Jeanette, as she was always called, eyes and voice were soft but had the right blend of assertiveness and confidence to keep her class in order. She never turned an advantage through belittling her students or stamping authority. She taught with the passion of a lifelong teacher, someone who lived to inspire a love of learning in all who sat under her voice. She treated her students as if she’d known them her whole life. And, she never use a cane.